Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Hilda quits fags - at 80 (Manchester Evening News, 3 November)
Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern, said older people wanted the same things from life as everyone else and the keep-fit classes showed they were determined to stay active, healthy and independent.

But Liberal Democrats were not impressed [by the Government, this seems to mean - GW] and spokesman [sic], Sandra Gidley, MP, said the government had failed to meet most of targets it set for older people. She added: "New research by Age Concern found 30 per cent of people felt the level of prejudice against older people was higher than five years ago."
The website RedNova.com also mentions SG:
The first week of November heralds Britain's second Ask About Medicines Week - an initiative to encourage partnerships between users, carers and professionals.
Other events, at community pharmacies with health minister Rosie Winterton and Liberal Democrat MP and pharmacist Sandra Gidley, are planned.

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